Biology and Environmental Science students are active in a variety of campus organizations including the Wilderness Coalition, The Senator (student newspaper), The Aurora (literary magazine) as well as a variety of Davis & Elkins athletic teams. Students are also involved in campus leadership roles, serving as Peer Leaders and Resident Advisors in the dormitories.
Chi Beta Phi National Science Honorary
The Zeta Chapter of Chi Beta Phi, the National Science Honorary, has been a part of Davis & Elkins College since 1925. The goals of Chi Beta Phi are to promote academic excellence in the natural sciences and math and to encourage undergraduates to pursue scientific careers.
Requirements for regular membership in Chi Beta Phi are a minimum of 20 semester hours in math and science (biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, computer science) with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in math and science courses.
Requirements for associate membership are 20 semester hours in math and science with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and 2.5 GPA in math and science.
Chi Beta Phi is active in bringing guest speakers to campus, assisting in the regional science fair, and community service. All students are welcome to participate in Chi Beta Phi activities.